Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Democratizing media: update on the Captive/BitTorrent promotion
Democratizing because Captive reached a large, global audience, and so quickly. As of a few minutes ago the completed download total is over 350,000 in under two weeks. I can't comment on BitTorrent's traffic but I can comment on the percentage that clicks through to my sites. Thus far my traffic comes from all parts of the world: Africa, Asia, the USA, Europe, Latin America and Australia/New Zealand. Countries include Saudi Arabia, China, Egypt, Iran, Tunisia and Algeria where I doubt Captive would have a chance of getting published.
One simple thriller and all of those people! I'll be writing more about my experiences with the audience and BitTorrent over the next few weeks.
The picture is UCLA early this morning.